South Sudan: Government Forces Lost More Military Barges To Rebels In Jonglei State – Spokesman!

South Sudan rebels claimed to have blown off one military barge and captured a second one on the government side...

South Sudan rebels claimed to have blown off one military barge and captured a second one on the government side in Jonglei state(Photo: file)

September 1st, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The Government troops, which have been attacking the armed Opposition’s military bases along the River Nile toward Malakal, have reportedly lost another major battle at the far North of Jonglei State this morning, and are now believed to be retreating towards Unity State.

According to the newly appointed Military Spokesman of SPLA [in Opposition], Colonel William Gatjiath Deng, a government marine convoy which has allegedly attacked many ports in Unity State in the last five days arrived in Jonglei State yesterday and began attacking Wathkech, Nyiew and Tonga Counties until 5Am this morning.

“Government convey which comprise of Barges and gunboats  attacked our forces at Wathkech, Nyiew and Tonga County yesterday evening  and the fierce battle ended at 5 AM this morning.” Col Gatjiath said.

According to Gatjiath, the rebels have blown off one barge with their Rocket Propel Grenades and Captured another barge in good condition.

“SPLA/IO forces who acted in self-defend fight back the enemy and hit one Barge With rocket which later burned and sank into the water of the Nile.” Gatjiath said.

“The other Barge was captured in good condition with all military hardware after the protection unit which guarded it surrendered themselves.” he continued.

The military Spokesman believes that their forces captured one tank, two Zuu 23 and   six 12.7 machines guns as well as different motor shields.

“The other five Boats mounted with military hardware had sunk in the river Nile.” Gatjiath said.

“Currently one Barge and 2 Boats which escaped are now retreating to Unity State, but our forces remain calm in their bases as chairman and commander in chief for Sudan People Liberation Movement/Army Dr. Riek Machar assured our forces to respect the permanent Ceasefire signed on 17th/August/2015.” The Spokesman said.

Gatjiath further reiterates that the SPLA-IO forces will remain in maximum alert and fight back in self defense should the rival forces attack their position, adding that his side will safeguard peace at any cost.

“However, in the best interest of peace, we will be exemplars in safe guarding the agreement comes what may.” Gatjiath said.

The SPLM/SPLA calls on the region and the international community to pressurize Salva Kiir and his Commanders to stop violating the agreement and instead they must work hard to restore peace in the country.

In other reports, the SPLM/SPLA [IO] has learned that Salva Kiir regime has executed all the Prisoners of War across the country.

Reports emerging from insiders in Salva Kiiir security forces indicate that more than 600 prisoners have been killed in Juba and 85 others were killed in Bentiu, Unity State, between August 25th and August 31st, 2015, a report Nyamilepedia could not independently verified.

Salva Kiir’s government is yet to respond to these latest developments!

23 comments

  • i HOPE NONE OF THEM WILL REACH UNITY SINCE OPPOSITION FORCES NOW DECIDED TO GO AFTER ATTACKING OPPOSITION POST IN ALL FRONT.

  • Let then fill this heat, they thought they know barge fighting like Johnson Olony

    • Nuer don’t like thier wonderful piece of land with very nice environment,but they want to join DUSTY HEAT of Khartoum. South Sudan as all is very wonderful,Dams will be build in future to reduce flooding and Nuers will come back from Desert HEATS.

      • GatNor

        The fate of unity with the then Sudan was a wrestling match between the old Dinka King Garang and his under dog Slasva Kiir against Dr Machar band his mostly Nuer supporters. History repeats itself so quickly as the wrestling match continue with different objective which to reform democractically reform South Sudan and to adopt federal system of governing. Garang’s under dog Kiir is about to loose to Machar again. Machara-phobia has never real amongst the cowards Dinka.

      • GatNor

        If you are not cowards the vast majority of land you loss to Nuer is there. Dont hate just go take it if thats is even possible. Forget what the Equatorians have and try reclaiming what you already lost for eternity.

  • Thomas Lado

    Enough for the war it is time for peace and development, reconstructions and reconsoliation. May Almighty God pour peace and love in South Sudanese hearts.

  • the peace will not be implemented until Riek Machar surrender to the government of south Sudan.

  • michael majok pareng

    senseless war with hopeless people of south Sudan what will gain in fighting you let yourself be mislead by riek and kiir and you die for their set, are you not the same with them?
    yet their children are in abroad for the next future, are they gonna be your leaders like this two stupid leaders again
    sorry for you junubian

  • Wise Fox

    Salva Kiir, Kuol Manyang and Paul Malong Awan, thought they can easily destroy Chollo Kingdom by entering to Tunja (Tungo) the land of Nyikang Wad-Okua, BIG NO! Chollo warriors will not allow any Kiir’s Mathiang Anyuor and Galwiang to cross Chollo’s ancestral land, without any consequences. Now all ladies and Dinkas are crying in Juba, because their sons were sent for mission of no turn. they have to blame Kiir, and Johnson Olony for destroying their barges and boats, and captured 350 POWs alive and have killed 2813 included others tribes.

    Chollo oyeeeeeeeeeeeee,
    Agwelek oyeeeeeeeeeee,
    Johnson Olony oyeeeeeeeeeee,
    Chollo Kindom oyeeeeeeeeeeee,

  • The Dinka warlords, incompetent killer Kiir, Malong Awan, Kuol Manyang, cohorts, and the Dinka council of national resources looters will not implement and abide by this peace agreement as long as Museveni’s UPDF still providing life support to their eminently dying genocidal regime. These cold-blooded killers-thugs will not easily break the South Sudan’s national sovereignty lease agreement they signed with skillful assassin Museveni. These individuals are symbols of disgraced, treachery, and ultimate traitors to all the patriots-brotherly loving tribes of the Junub El Sudan. They and their kinsmen are irreversible curse to the none-Dinka tribes period.

  • Luke Luate

    William Gatyjiath also want to be a liar like Riek Machar and Gatdet Dak, Hahhha rebels are all fake propagandist.
    Why don’t you show the weapons you captured.
    God save the fools with wisdom

    • Luke, the war is fought by those know how to pointing the subject and take it out. unlike other that being given weapon to entering in an enemy territory then they parish and never seen love one again.

      If untrue as you mention,
      which area have they captured? They are retreating, because the fire burning 00000000 score for your regime.

    • Eastern

      The jenges are running out of ideas! Why do you pretend to e Equatorians. Using borrowed names? Shame on you!

  • GatNor

    If I had it my way I would not be a part of any peace agreement that leaves Slava Kiir as the president. I am sure the signatories of this peace agreement knows better. My perdiction is Some factions will not get duped or fooled into going to Juba while Kiir is tyhe president and risk being areested and killed. According to the past Machar didnt protect those who were lured in by his Dinka bosses some of them are now dead by assasination.Who is to say he would not do the same and get all busy entertaining appeasing his Dinka counterparts leaving Nuers and those who fought along side him dry. I like Gadet Yak and I think he know better not to be thrown under the bus like those who loss their lives in Uganada.

  • Hoiloom

    GatNor

    You should know better than that. The agreement stipulates that we have separate armies for 18 months. In addition we’ve the right to keep our army in any state in South Sudan, Central Equatoria included but 25 km away from Juba. Gatdet and Hoth Gatkuoth are peace spoilers who were bribed by the very Paul Malong that want to exterminate them. I advise you to do further check and find out why they jumped the peace caravan in the last minute.

    Hoiloom

    • Bentiu Ramaran

      Hoiloom,

      Thanks for advising Gatnor about Gatdet and Gathoth bribery scandals. Gatnor seem to be either ignorance or may be part of parcels. Gatdet and Gathoth Gatkuoth have been getting pay from the government since May 2015 when Gatwech Pouch joined the rebellion in Pagak. Gatwech Pouch told the rebels in Pagak that he defected because he was not promoted but not because Nuer were massacred in Juba. While Malong sent him to bribe the rebels commanders from within. Gatwech would go to Nairobi received million of dollars from the government than comes and pay Gatdet and Gathoth in Gemballa, Ethiopia. On June 28, Peter Gatdet was caught on the phone with Malong Awan at 2pm discussing how to get ride of Dr. Machar.

      At the end of May 2015, Changson Chang was sent to USA by Dr. Machar to do mobilization so Nuer in Diaspora could contribute money to buy food to soldiers in various frontlines. Between June and July 2015, Changson Chang collected $500, 000 from Nuer in USA only apart from those in Canada, Europe, and Australia. However, Changson Chang did not report those monies to Dr. Machar who sent to do mobilization when he came back to Pagak. In stead, he used that money to bribe more commanders and politicians within the rebels camp.

      Overall, Gatdet, Gathoth, Chuol Gaka, Changson Chang etc were bribed to the maximum no doubt.

  • me and my friends General Peter Gatdet and general Gatkuoth we not going to sleep until we defeated Riek Machar teterrorist group and sign meaningful peace agreement with a government of salve kiir mayardiit.

  • Karab

    ALONEWOLF your name says it all. You will remain alone. Why fight riek machar my friend??? Are you adicted to kill & to be killed?

  • Hoiloom

    Bentiu Ramiraan

    Thank you for acknowledgment. The biggest weakness to us Nuer is impatient, struggle is never easy and does not come cheap. Our people must learn to be patient and accept discipline in military hierarchy. Of course I will not deny that there are weak hearts in every community but what puzzle me most with Gathoth and Gatdet is that they’ve sacrificed so and abandoned the struggle when we almost reach the shore. Nonetheless, Nuer will still respect them because they did rescue us in early days of the conflict.

    Hoiloom

  • Disaster or the so-called Karab will not be able to defeat South Sudan for good. Dream on BOY.

  • GatNor

    Bentiu Ramaran & Hoilum, thanks for the updates. I am not against peace but a transitional that keeps incompetent Kiir in power and I have my reasons.